Effective coaching is at the heart of cycling performance at every level of the sport.
Whether you want to teach core bike-handling skills to future generations of riders, learn more detailed riding knowledge to benefit yourself and your local club or have aspirations to mentor Great Britain’s elite, British Cycling has a coaching course that will help you to achieve your goals.
In order to provide a comprehensive learning process, British Cycling coaching courses are delivered via a combination of contact time, written coursework, online learning and practical assessment.
British Cycling’s comprehensive Coach Education programme provides a flexible pathway of progression for coaches; whether you are interested in coaching beginners or performance orientated riders, we can help you realise your coaching ambitions.
Level 1 Award in Coaching Cycling (L1ACC)
The foundation coach award is the starting point for your coaching journey in cycling.
If you are new to coaching cycling, have limited coaching knowledge or want to get more involved in your club, then this is the course for you. On completion of this programme you will achieve the Level 1 Award in Coaching Cycling, which is the nationally recognised qualification for coaching cycling.
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L2CCC)
The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling is for coaches who have experience of delivering independent coaching sessions to groups of people.
This qualification enables coaches to independently create, deliver and evaluate a series of cycling coaching sessions to groups of beginner and intermediate level riders. A large portion of the course is made up of practical activities, ensuring coaches have an opportunity to experience delivering and participating within coaching sessions.
Level 2 Discipline-specific Awards (L2DSA)
These awards, one for each of the six British Cycling disciplines, are for qualified Level 2 coaches who are either new to a specific discipline or who want to develop their existing knowledge further.
The skills gained through these courses enable coaches to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of progressive discipline-specific sessions to groups of riders and will provide you with the knowledge and information to progress riders from their first session to their first races.
Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L3CCC)
The Level 3 qualification is for coaches who want to have the ability and knowledge to plan, deliver and evaluate detailed periodised training programmes for individual riders within a specific discipline.
The course covers a wide variety of topics, including analysing a rider’s performance, prescribing and evaluating training plans, delivering advanced techniques and testing and benchmarking rider performance.